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Item details

Name of item: Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 46 Pound Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
46 Pound StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

While in a poor state of repair this cottage contributes to the Pound street landscape and the historic fabric of Grafton. It is representative of the many small weatherboard cottages which lined the streets of Grafton. These cottages that are becoming increasingly rare. It also provides a contrast to the substantial Dunvegan on the opposite side of the street.
Date significance updated: 04 Apr 08
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Construction years: 1890-1900
Physical description: DEMOLISHED 2011
Located opposite Dunvegan this small weatherboard cottage is positioned on a large block, now zoned commercial. It is typical of the federation style cottage with steeply pitched short sheet iron roof with bull-nose over the front verandah. Chamfered timber posts support the verandah with lattice for screening. Original joinery to the front door and two four paned front windows. Additions to the rear. Brick stumps in poor condition. No historically significant garden but mature trees to the rear.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Poorly maintained. The building requires restumping, replacement of some timbers and replacement of guttering and downpipes.
Date condition updated:20 May 08
Modifications and dates: Order was issued to demolish on 21-05-2011 due to very poor condition of property. this predated transfer of listing from Grafton LEP 2010 to the Clarence Valley LEP 2011 so it was not included in updated heritage schedule.
Further information: The building could be adaptively reused as offices and another building constructed at the rear.
Current use: Abandoned
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: No historical research undertaken.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
It contributes to the Pound street landscape and the historic fabric of Grafton.
SHR Criteria g)
It is representative of the small weatherboard cottage built at the turn of the century.
Integrity/Intactness: Poorly maintained but high integrity
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Recommended management:

This is a representative example of the many small weatherboard cottages that characterised streetscapes in Grafton. It has not been maintained but its demolition would damage the integrity of the streetscape, which includes the historic Dunvegan opposite.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Within a conservation area on an LEPGrafton Heritage Conservation AreaC323 Dec 11 2011-701 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Grafton Community Heritage Study2004 J. Gardiner  Yes

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640847

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